Daily News: Facing criticism, new L.A. County district attorney insists defendants prosecuted will face accountability

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Facing criticism, new L.A. County district attorney insists defendants prosecuted will face accountability

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón — who is under fire less than two weeks into his term from families of some crime victims for directives that are expected to result in lower sentences in many cases — said Wednesday he’s “troubled” by what he called “fear-mongering” and vowed that those who are prosecuted under his administration will face accountability.

With calls already underway for a recall attempt, the county’s newly seated top prosecutor defended his decision to ask for the dismissal of sentencing enhancements that can add extra time to defendants’ sentences and said there is “ample evidence sentencing enhancements do not necessarily make us any safer.”

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